Viewers loved the 2017 queer romance Call Me By Your Name because of the slow burn sexual tension between actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Now the comedy website Funny or Die has cut together a Call Me By Your Name parody trailer (watch it below) featuring clips of the film combined with clips from the 1988 Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy Twins, and it’s … much less sexy.
Call Me By Your Name takes place at an Italian villa in 1983, following a simmering romance between Elio, a bright and sensitive 17-year-old, and Oliver, a handsome 24-year-old assisting Elio’s professorial father with research on ancient sculptures. Oh, and Elio fucks a peach. That’s important for appreciating the trailer below.
Twins, on the other hand, takes place in Downtown Los Angeles in 1988 and follows the blossoming bond between Julius, a strong intelligent South Pacific islander, and his estranged fraternal twin brother, Vincent, a schlubby low-life in debt to a violent loan shark.
Twins isn’t really a romance. (Well, not a sexual one anyway). But it is a platonic and familial romance, and as such, clips from the film showing Vincent and Julius bonding, staring at one another and proclaiming their love work startling well in place of Elio and Julius.
If you don’t find DeVito or Schwarzenegger sexy, then you might find the trailer below, entitled Call Me By Your Twins, less sexy than the source material that inspired it. We kind of love it, though. So much, in fact, that we’d love to see a gay romance film between a European bodybuilder and a pony-tailed bear.
This isn’t the first time someone cut together a Call Me By Your Name parody. Cartoon Network comedian Mikey Heller cut together a trailer using clips from the 2013 Disney film Monsters University, showing a blossoming romance between Mike, the furry horned monster, and Sulley, the short green cyclops.
I made a trailer for Call Me By Your Name using clips from Monsters University. pic.twitter.com/r1ZRwZvHlx
— Mikey Heller (@yoyorobot) December 9, 2017